Childhood Diseases

Posted by: marie | 2010-02-01


chronic nasal congestion

My 4 yr old daughter has Down Syndrome. Her paediatrician has indicated that she has chronic nasal congestion. The doctor also advised that her adenoids are enlarged but not big enough to warrant surgery. She is regularly on antibiotics as well as being neubilized ( this being three times already in January 2010). I am concerned about the long term effect of the antibiotics.. Is there any medication that she can take on a daily basis that will ease the congestion without the side effects. Please help!

Expert's Reply



As your daughter requires antibiotics so frequently she may have chronically infected adenoids. She should be seen by an ENT specialist to get a definite opinion as to whether her adenoids should be removed or not. In the meantime use Salex nose drops twice a day to clear her nose and give her a probiotic such as Probiflora Children's once daily to boost her immunity.

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